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Staining on top of chalk paint to create that wooden look...

Some wood doesn't accept stain and get the color you want... Sometimes you just want an aged weathered look... I have found over the past year the wonderful charm that can be added when you stain directly on top of the chalk painted surfaces. Take a look here for more information.

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Painted Bedroom Set

Updated this old Stanley Furniture set for a client. She was unhappy with the set and unhappy with the quality of new furniture so we changed the things she didn't like... And gave it a whole new look!! To learn more about the colors used and see more pictures...

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Metallic Painted French Provincial Nightstands

Oh these beauties had seen better days and I decided to give them a beautiful glamorous new life!! Using Modern Masters Metallic Paints in Nickel and Champagne. See more here

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Beautiful Blues ~ Painted Entry/Sofa Table

This is an old redo... but one of my favorites!! I love blue... And this blue is one I only used once but man it's gorgeous!! I chalk painted it and left the top wood grain. ASCP Aubusson Blue and a Country Grey Base. You can see more great pics here....

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Painted French Provincial Triple Dresser

Some finishes were meant to last a lifetime.. just not a lifetime of abuse. My best friend had originally rescued this bedroom set and then decided it wasn't large enough for her room. So, I was tasked with bringing a lot of love, hard work, and a beautiful new life to this once beautiful French provincial triple dresser. I love the way she turned out.

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Painted Dining Room Furniture

My client emailed asking if we could paint her dining room set. Her grandmother's set originally had been used as a child, passed to her brother, and now she was the "good steward" of a set that had too much history to let go of. But also wasn't her style and in horrible shape. It's a lovely pine set that had lots of dents and dings and love!! Here's what we did with it.

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Painted French China Hutch Makeover

This is one of my favorite furniture makeovers of all time!! I absolutely love the way it turned out. It is done in Maison Blanche Franciscan Grey, Hurricane, and custom mix of Magnolia and Baguette to create the off-white. I have share tips in the post along the way. You can see more here...

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Hand Painted Princess Furniture

This sweet furniture made by Disney it'self had all the wonderful accents but they were so plain. My client wanted it to truly look like it was princess furniture. I think we achieved it!! She said go big and work your magic. This was so much fun and so less like work. It took a ton of time a lot of attention to tiny details but I take you step by step in the post!! Be sure to check it out!!

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Chalk Painted Fireplace Mantel

Giving your fireplace mantel a new look with paint!! Oh the power of paint!! I love that it's really that easy- I think picking the new colors can be more work that just jumping in and deciding to do it. I painted this back in September but I finally made the time to share with you how I did and what colors I used to bring together all the elements in my own home and design. You can see more here..

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Painted FarmHouse Table

Tutorial with lots of pictures and details on how to get that aged farmhouse table look!! Painted and stained top... layered legs and lots of distressing!!

Vintage Charm Restored by Lori Young
Vintage Charm Restored by Lori Young